Alumni & Class Giving


The UC Santa Barbara Bren School of Environmental Science & Management is more than a graduate school within a top ranked public university (8th in the U.S.); more than a top environmental management program (top 4 in the U.S.). The Bren School is a community, nurturing the next generation of environmental problem solvers.  At the Bren School, students come first.



Bren Alumni Invest in a Stronger Bren Community


At the end of May 2017, having heard alumni calls for a better way to connect with each other, the Bren School answered with a Salesforce-powered solution called Bren Connect- and a call for alumni help to make it happen.

With generous gifts from over 200 alumni, just over $11,000 were raised to support Bren Connect. Alumni participation in the Bren Connect initiative represents 19% of the total alumni body contributing in about a month, more than doubling average Bren alumni giving over the past 3 years.

Every day, Bren alumni answer the call to bring powerful solutions to the most complex environmental problems. The Bren School devotes itself daily to helping ensure that its alumni, and the students who follow them, have the resources and support to continue answering this call.





Class Gifts

2017- Water Bottle Refilling Station

2016- Standing Desks

2015- Bren School Bike Share Program

2014- Decker’s Deck Sun Shades

2013- Decker’s Deck Chairs

2012- Career Development and Alumni Networking Services

2011- Surfboard Storage Area & Shower

2010- Career Development Support

2009- Conference Support

2008- Endowment for Student Support & Career Development

2007- Spotting Scope & Diversity at the Bren School

2006- Diversity at Bren

2005- Leadership Award and 4 Students to Attend Environmental Defense Council Event

2004- Retired 500 metric tons of CO2

2003- Team-Building Event at Wine Cask Restaurant


UCSB Associate Vice Chancellor for Alumni Affairs, George Thurlow, with 8 Bren class chairs